The Cost of Things: Eloping in England

Flowers: We forgot to buy any, but the coffee shop we stopped in before the ceremony had little jars of yellow roses on the tables. We asked if we could take one, just for an hour or so, and brought them back after they’d done their part.

5 Ways the Wedding Industry Is Plotting to Destroy Us

Take it slow, because whatever numbers you and your fiance have come up with will be quickly obliterated.

Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding … Dress

how to get a vastly cheaper Dress #2 that will still make you happy

The Cost of Things: A Family Wedding in the DR

Lodging: Free! The advantage to having a huge family is that there are so many places to stay!

Two Weddings, One Summer

I’m getting to that age—the age in your twenties when a portion of your summer is dedicated to witnessing people you know get hitched. This summer was the first time I attended more than one wedding. Some numbers

Expenses Relating to My Wedding That I Couldn’t Possibly Have Anticipated

“This is your dress?” she asked from behind a wall, around the corner of which I could see a huge wooden table covered in lace and pins. “Oh, good. It’ll be ready tomorrow.”

The Last (Profane but Awesome) Word on Weddings

Pre-Nups: Maybe Necessary, Necessary, Offensive, or Harmless?

A prenup is:

a) Only necessary if one of the parties is a money-grubbing wench/weasel.
b) Imperative, considering the insanely high divorce rate. You’d be an idiot not to demand one.
c) Totally and completely offensive. If your beloved asks you to sign one, you’re better off running for the hills.
d) Nothing to be scared of.

Dear Prudence: Mom Making Daughter’s Wedding for a Do-Over for her Own

Wedding Dress Shopping Oh the Horror

On some level, it seems so pleasant, doesn’t it? Put on your nicest bride-iest underwear, grab your best gal pals, your mom, your sister, anyone composed of at least 65% estrogen or willing to pretend, and descend on Kleinfeld’s.

Possibly the Least You Can Spend on Getting Legally Married in Great Britain

My husband and I got married last July. We wore jeans to the registry office, and except for the three friends who were our witnesses, no one knew anything about it until it was over. For us, it was perfect. As a side effect, it was also ridiculously cheap.

Tell Us About Your New Kind of Wedding Registry, Kathy Cheng

I took my disdain for wedding registries a step further and launched a wedding registry site to compete against all the greedy-retailer sites.

The Discounted Honeymoon

At The Week Lauren Hansen regales readers with the story about how she and her husband got married and, a wanting to save money, decided to put together a discounted honeymoon in New York City using daily deal sites like Groupon, Gilt, Google Offers, and others. On the agenda: a stay at a nice hotel, spa time, some nice meals, and a Broadway show.

Sean Parker Defends His Wedding

Sean Parker had an expensive wedding in a redwood grove and didn’t like how the media backlash that followed, so he wrote 9,000 words defending himself and gave it to TechCrunch. He could have simply said: “My wife and I had the wedding we wanted. We worked with a conservation group who helped us get it as right as possible. End of story.”

Ending Wedding Gifts

Today, Matthew Yglesias argues that we should “just say no” to wedding gifts.